Welcome to CIBR

Centre for Integrated Biowaste Research

The Centre for Integrated Biowaste Research (CIBR) is dedicated to developing sustainable reuse options for New Zealand’s biowaste.

CIBR is a multidisciplinary collaboration between New Zealand's Crown Research Institutes (CRI's), Universities and research partners. Led by ESR(external link), the CIBR team encorporates scientists and researchers from: 

CIBR provides unique and holistic solutions for the sustainable management of biowastes (organic waste). We deliver value-added science that improves human well-being and protects the environment.

Why is biowaste so important?

More than 50% of the waste that goes to landfill in New Zealand is biowaste. Biowaste contains high concentrations of organic matter and valuable nutrients which can then be used as sustainable options for soil conditioners and fertilisers. To learn more about biowaste - click here.

What can we do for you?

CIBR provides unique and holistic solutions for the sustainable management of biowastes. We deliver value-added science that improves human well-being and protects the environment.

We work with central and local government, regional councils, iwi, communities and stakeholders who are looking for better biowaste reuse options. We combine your local knowledge with expertise from our four specialised research groups to develop sustainable biowaste reuse solutions that are appropriate and safe for you and your community.

Have a look at our research projects to read about real life examples of what researchers at CIBR can do for you.

Upcoming Events

Biosolids National Conference 2021 

The Australian Water Association and the Australian & New Zealand Biosolids Partnership Biosolids National Conference(external link) will be delivered as a digital event in March 2021. This biannual conference will examine key developments in the industry with a focus on the relationships between the industry and the broader community and the opportunity for greater collaboration and the establishments of a two-way conversation in order to build a sustainable relationship. 

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